Letters to the Editor Archive

ERROL PUTMAN: Herding versus serving

ERROL PUTMAN: Herding versus serving

To the editor: Sen. Judy Emmons, you must be the shrewdest career politician in Lansing. To parlay Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s 2006, signing of the first law making human trafficking a crime, through the extensive research conducted by Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, into the sole foundation for your reelection campaign was sheer […]

BARRY MEHLER: A ‘vile’ conclusion

BARRY MEHLER: A ‘vile’ conclusion

TO THE EDITOR: Yesterday’s “Drawing Conclusions” editorial cartoon which depicts Israel’s Prime Minister, “Bibi” Netanyahu patting a Gaza child on the head and saying, “To prove we’re the good guys … we have to keep killing you” is deeply offensive. The cartoon’s conclusion is that Israel’s Prime Minister thinks killing children will prove Israel is […]

GARY B. MONTROSS: ‘Nuts to Hightower’

GARY B. MONTROSS: ‘Nuts to Hightower’

TO THE EDITOR: In his book “Principles of Macroeconomics, Third Edition,” N. Gregory Mankiw, chairman and professor of economics at Harvard University, addresses the impact of minimum wage on the labor market.  Although there are numerous factors that can impact unemployment, he focused on three: union wages; “efficiency wages,” a theory that firms can operate […]

Thanks from garden tour organizers

Thanks from garden tour organizers

To the editor: The members of GFWC (General Federation of Woman’s Club)-Big Rapids would like to thank the community for supporting our first garden tour.  The weather held and we loved seeing so many members of the community enjoying a “stroll” through the wonderful gardens that were on the tour. It takes many folks working […]